It has been announced that Martin Barrass will star as Mr Perks in the Olivier Award-winning production of E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children from Saturday 17th October.

Barrass originally played the role in the 2009 production at York Theatre Royal, where he revived his part earlier this year to great acclaim. In 2012 he appeared in the National Theatre’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors as Alfie at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.

Martin Barrass credit Anthony Robling
Martin Barrass in The Railway Children. Image credit: Anthony Robling.

Joining Barrass in the cast is Louisa Clein as Phyllis. She originally played the role of Phyllis in the original London production of The Railway Children, which took place at Waterloo station in 2010. Other credits include: Judge John Deed, Crossing Jerusalem at the Park Theatre and The Lady From the Sea at the Almeida Theatre.

Other cast members include: Caroline Harker, Clare Corbett, Peter Gardiner, Jack Hardwick, Mark Hawkins, Connie Hyde, Serena Manteghi, Blair Plant, Moray Treadwell and Alex Wingfield.

Performances of The Railway Children is set in a brand new, 1000 seat venue that comes complete with a railway track and platforms just behind King’s Cross Station.

E. Nesbit’s classic story has been brought to the stage with an adaption by Mike Kenny and directed by Damian Cruden. It tells the story of Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis, three children whose lives change as their father mysteriously disappears. Moving from London to Yorkshire, they embark on a journey filled with adventure and friendship – but the question remains: where is father and will he ever return?

The production won the Olivier award for Best Entertainment in 2011 and features designs by Joanna Scotcher, lighting by Richard G.Jones, music by Christopher Madin and sound by Craig Vear.

The Railway Children at King’s Cross Theatre is currently booking until the 3rd January 2016. To buy tickets visit: Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk , Discount Theatre.com, ATG Tickets , Last Minute.com  and Love Theatre.com.

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